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QA Manager (night shift)

Jarvis Johnson
North Wales
£38k-£40k per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client, a fast paced, high volume manufacturer of chilled foods for the major retailers, is looking for a Night QA Manager for their site based in North Wales. The successful candidate will be responsible for a small team of QA’s on the night shift, ensuring all products are manufactured safely and meet or exceed customer specifications.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, responsibilities for the role will include:
•    Training, managing, and motivating a team of Quality Assurance personnel who will audit the Quality Systems according to a defined schedule
•    Monitoring and verifying CCPs 
•    Ensuring that all Technical policies and procedures are adhered to within the manufacturing environment and reviewing compliance
•    Monitoring Technical Systems so that documentary evidence can be provided to support a “due diligence” defence in the event of a food safety or quality issue
•    Managing process deviations e.g. Raw Material Concessions & Right First Time / Incidents
•    Ensuring all agreed testing schedules are adhered to e.g. finished products, environment, taste panel
•    Supporting the site actively during Customer or Third Party Audits
•    Investigating customer complaints and trending and communicating these to customers as appropriate
•    Providing Technical liaison for contractors and service providers e.g. pest control 
•    Planning and maintaining the validation schedule
•    Managing the supplier non-conformance system to ensure raw materials meet specifications or are rejected

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Degree / HND in Food related discipline
•    Experience within a Quality Management or Supervisory role in Food Manufacturing, chilled product experience is essential 
•    Extensive knowledge of food safety legislation and good manufacturing practices
•    Experience of investigating potential microbiological issues and conducting cleaning methodology audits
•    Proven track record of team management
•    Strong communication, influencing and coaching skills
•    Knowledge and experience of HACCP, BRC and retail audit requirements
•    Food Hygiene and HACCP Level 3

The Company:
•    A well-established multi-site chilled food manufacturer
•    Modern and well invested sites
•    Supplying major retailers across the UK

The working hours are continental shifts (4 on, 4 off), Nights 6pm to 6am with a salary of £38k - £40k per annum plus an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4807 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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